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Rang De : A #CauseAChatter BlogPost

This year 2023 is my first time participating in Blogchatter’s campaign #CauseAChatter, where bloggers talk about a cause close to their hearts on social media, read and research and blog about their findings. This year they have changed a few rules and modified the entire journey for CauseAChatter, introducing Rang De and a chance for us bloggers to invest in change. So I educated myself, read articles online of the buzz words and financial lingo, and have summed it up here: 1. Social Investment: Social Investment is the use of finance to achieve a financial return on top of a social return. The money provided by the investors is paid back after being spent on making a better society. It helps fund a capital for achieving a social mission. The terms of repayment are flexible with low interest rates, as it targets those communities with low annual income. It is a method to bridge in the gap between the haves and the have-nots, the prosperous and the underserved. Social Investmen

Nanda Devi : Book Review

Title: Nanda Devi Author: Sandeep Madadi Genre: Travelogue Rating: 4/5 Buy at:  Amazon (Nanda Devi)   Book Blurb: There are mountains, particularly in some ranges of the Indian Himalaya, that have grown taller in our minds. Many of them are made taller, tougher, and almost legendary by an intricate veil of mythology and mystery around them. Add a rich legacy of heroic explorations, epic ascents, tragic accidents and a generous dash of romanticism to that and you have Nanda Devi. For reasons known yet unexplained -plutonium or pollution, political or practical – since 1983, Nanda Devi and its sanctum sanctorum remain out of bounds. This is a narrative of mountain travel and exploration set in the backdrop of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary that offers a vigorous description of men as much as the mountains. The intertwined narrative of this book attempts to take you on a voyage into the forbidden Inner sanctuary, back to those good old days, reflecting on the prior explorations,

Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

  Queeristan (Amazon Link) Thanks to Audible Free Trial I listened to this amazing non-fiction on LGBTQ inclusion in Indian workplaces. Author Parmesh Sahani identifies as gay Indian, working closely with Godrej higher management and employees for years to create an inclusive workplace, both legally and in spirit. This book is a result of those years of experience, research, collaboration with individuals from difference spectrum of the society and organizations who has successfully transitioned into a queer friendly one.   Indian history is inclusive. From the Khajuraho temple architectures, to Konark to the Rig Veda, there is existing proofs even 2000 years ago of Indian inclusiveness of queer. It’s the draconian British law that criminalised it, which was scraped in 2009, came into effect once again following a sad judgement in 2013 and eventually was scraped off for good in 2018. I am in awe of the lawyers who fought this legal battle- colleagues and partners – Arundhati Katju

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